ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Connextions Inc., a pre-eminent technology and business services partner to the health care industry, today announced its agreement with Leavitt Partners, a health care advising firm led by former Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary and three-term Governor, Michael O. Leavitt. This agreement is a collaborative step to refine existing health insurance exchange models for federal and state governments, as well as private sector organizations that are navigating health care reform law, which has a number of important milestones through 2014. The partnership combines the technology, knowledge, and resources of the industry’s thought leaders to deliver a set of proven business solutions to support state governments, large employers, consumer aggregators, and the American public as the new realities of health care policy take shape.
“Connextions has a shared vision with the former HHS secretary Mike Leavitt. We want to help states and private sector firms effectively implement health insurance exchange strategies, while optimizing the tremendous opportunity we see for public and private partnerships,” says Steven Auerbach, president of Connextions, Inc. “With our innovative bConnected® Consumer Engagement Platform, we are already helping six of the nation’s top seven carriers lower cost, deliver better quality of care, and improve access to health care for members across the full customer lifecycle. We are seeing large employers and consumer aggregators moving aggressively to put their own exchanges in place and expect this trend to continue because of the benefits being realized by the businesses, employees and consumers.”
Connextions brings more than 10 years experience working directly with the country’s largest carriers and exchange hosts. The Company’s end-to-end sales to service capabilities stem from its powerful bConnected Platform technology, more than 4,000 licensed agents and relationship experts, and industry-leading analytics of member behaviors, which drives more than $3 billion in annual insurance premiums. Connextions’ insights help partners deliver trusted health choices, superior quality and timely information to consumers, resulting in a more personalized health care experience and improved customer loyalty.
This offering, coupled with Leavitt Partners’ deep understanding of health care reform at the federal and state level, makes for an ideal partnership that brings expertise, flexibility, and speed-to-market capabilities necessary to develop robust health insurance distribution networks.
“Designing and implementing successful health insurance exchanges in time to meet federal deadlines will require innovation, technology, and a keen sense of the interplay between government, business, and consumers,” said Gov. Leavitt. “We have the people and know the issues. We will leverage what Connextions has learned building and launching exchanges for Fortune 500 firms to bring strategic insight to states and private sector firms that are seeking solutions.”
Connextions Inc., a pre-eminent technology and business services partner to the health care industry, helps carriers, providers, employers and other leading firms maximize revenue and increase efficiencies by optimizing customer experience. Powered by its bConnected Platform technology, 4,300 employees, and industry-leading analytics of member behaviors, Connextions drives more than $3 billion in acquisition, retention and up-sell revenue for the nation’s top carriers and Exchange hosts by providing them with substantial insights to deliver trusted health choices, superior quality and timely information to consumers. Connextions Inc. is a privately held company and part of the New Mountain Partners II, L.P. portfolio, a private equity fund sponsored and managed by Manhattan-based New Mountain Capital LLC. Learn more at www.connextions.com and www.newmountaincapital.com.
About Leavitt Partners
Leavitt Partners advises clients in the areas of health care, health insurance exchanges and food safety. Its team includes individuals with deep experience in health care restructuring, health care public policies and domestic and international food safety. The firm applies its experience, knowledge and a network of global relationships to supplement the thinking and reach of senior executive teams. For more information, visit www.LeavittPartners.com or call (801) 538-5082.